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It's been clear for quite some time that Scott Stapp and company believe that you've gotta say yes to every excess -- at least on record -- and this third album certainly follows in that tradition. Naysayers will find it windy and overblown, but to the ever-growing mass of true believers, the unapologetic grandiosity of Weathered should prove both uplifting and


It's been clear for quite some time that Scott Stapp and company believe that you've gotta say yes to every excess -- at least on record -- and this third album certainly follows in that tradition. Naysayers will find it windy and overblown, but to the ever-growing mass of true believers, the unapologetic grandiosity of Weathered should prove both uplifting and propulsive. For the most part, Stapp and company remain true to the themes they explored on their first two multi-platinum efforts. The singer retains his knack for conveying, then assuaging, spiritual doubts (on anthemic numbers like "Torn" and "One"), while turning on just enough full-on rock mojo to get bodies moving to the beat of "Stand" and "One Last Breath." Weathered does find Creed exploring some new ground. On the surprisingly flinty "Bullets," there's more than a hint of nu-metal dynamic, while the extended "Who's Got My Back?" lists rather improbably into raga-rock territory. Love him or hate him, there's no denying Stapp's charisma -- or his willingness to sing every note as if it were his last. For those who think bigger is better, Creed is as good as it gets.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The week Creed released their fourth album, Weathered, lead vocalist Scott Stapp mentioned in an interview that they didn't really care about the widespread critical disdain for his group, since Led Zeppelin wasn't appreciated either -- not until they released their fourth album in 1971, that is. Stapp's assessment is a little off; Zeppelin never really enjoyed good reviews by most of the rock-crit establishment -- at least until 1988 when Zep-mania gripped the nation and even prompted Rolling Stone to put Robert Plant on the cover -- but his sentiment is right on target since he's saying Creed isn't a band for the critics, they simply do what they do and the proof that they're right is in the millions of fans. Well, Creed certainly isn't a critic's band, but not because critics hate heavy rock -- grunge sorta blew that bugaboo out of the water when it became mandatory to take anybody with heavy guitars seriously -- but because Creed simply works very earnestly within a tradition without ever expanding it, without ever adding humor or even cracking a smile. R.E.M. and U2 may have had the weight of the world on their shoulders during the first Bush era, but they lightened up occasionally. Creed never does. They are a very serious band, realizing that the world is very serious, so music is a serious business, a way of expressing their faith, passion, yearning, and love -- all things that are quite serious so they should be treated seriously. Their hearts are in the right place -- let it never be said that they're only in this for the money or the fame; they even advertise Stapp's With Arms Wide Open Foundation charity in the liner notes -- but the earnestness in their approach is magnified by their resolutely unimaginative neo-grunge. Try as they may -- and they do, bringing in the Tallahasee Boys' Choir for "Don't' Stop Dancing," incorporating a Cherokee Indian prayer on "Who's Got My Back," sprinkling the album with some keyboards, and stretching out to near-epic lengths occasionally -- they don't break from that template, and to all but the hardcore, this is simply another Creed record, one that has the same faults or virtues, depending on your viewpoint. And that's why Creed isn't Led Zeppelin, even though both were slagged by critics, say what you may, Zeppelin changed on each of those first four records, where Creed has stayed the same. (This does get the honorary Fred Durst's Chocolate Starfish award for worst album cover of the year, however.)

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Performance Credits

Creed   Primary Artist
John Kurzweg   Keyboards
Bo Taylor   Prayers
Scott Phillips   Drums,Keyboards
Scott Stapp   Vocals
Mark Tremonti   Bass,Guitar
Amie Stapp   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeff Cameron   Executive Producer
Tony Adams   Drum Technician
John Kurzweg   Producer,Engineer
Rob Lambert   Contributor
Creed   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Jeff Hanson   Executive Producer
Daniel Tremonti   Art Direction
Kirk Kelsey   Producer,Engineer
Robert Selvaggio   Engineer

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Weathered 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
AntiWeezyForever More than 1 year ago
amazing music by one amazing band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was quite dissapointed when I heard Weathered . I was expecting more when I heard the first single My Sacrifice . It sounded more radio friendly instead of agressive and in your face rock . Some songs are still like the Creed we knew in Human Clay and My Own Prison : Bullets , Freedom Fighter , Who's Got My Back , One Last Breath and My Sacrifice . Weathered is still a good album .
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a CD that expresses alot about life,every bit of it true besides My Sacrifice the song Don't Stop Dancing is as real as it get's. listen to the song and judge for yourself.But all the song on this CD are very truthful and to the point of real self expresstion about life in itself.Very sperical and straight from the heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
They have certainly created another to-be smash album. I am a band member of a Creed-loving band. Creed is definatly one of our biggest inspirations right up there with GOD. I think it's great that Creed has such a positive message sent with their music and we as a band try to do the follow in their footsteps.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this new Creed cd. I listen to it while I read, while I drive, even while trying to get some rest. This is the best Creed cd yet! My favorite song was Hide, but there's no underrating the rest of this wonderful cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed has done it again. my sacrifice is so good and all the other sons rock. i am going to be there the first day it comes out. creed-lover, ashes
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love the new cd! I love Creed also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Creed dazzles with their new release. The songs are all great and the Album tops it's predecessors and has something to make all of their fans happy. The most amazing thing about this is how, Tesla's ''Getting Better'' is revisited on ''One last Breath'' Check it out it enough to make Jeff Keith proud.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of hearing four of the songs on this album. Once again Scott mezmerizes us with his lyrics and guitar god-Mark Tremonti paralyzes us with his heart pounding riffs. ''My Sacrafice'' is truly epic!Creed is surely here to stay!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The album Weathered had clearly shown how serious and mature is CREED in their music. I really impressed with most of the song, which contain a true meaningful lyric. From their first album to the third album, CREED had improved a lot. In term of their music style and their vocalist. Scott Stapp singing are getting better and better!! Well done Guys!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed finally put it all together this time for ''Weathered!'' Every song I enjoy and can listen to, which is great because ''Human Clay'' only had a couple of songs I liked. Songs like ''My Sacrifice,'' ''Stand,'' and ''Last Breathe'' are some of their best work. Even the title track ''Weathered'' sounds awesome! The rifts of the rocking guitars beat out my favorite past song ''What's This Life For'' from ''My Own Prison'' Go out and get this album now!!!! You won't be disappointed!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The highlights of the album are My Sacrifice, Bullets, and One Last Breath. The rest, I can do without. Creed has been my favorite band since I first heard them in Florida all those years ago, and their early shows displayed a charisma I have rarely found in any other group of musicians. I loved My Own Prison, and Human Clay was adequate, but Weathered is poorly arranged, and it all sounds the same. If you had to spend $18.00 on a CD, your money is better spent buying the Red Hot Chili Pepper's By The Way, or anyone of Nickelback's three albums- Curb, The State, and Silver Side Up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed is back for the third time with ''Weathered'', an exhilirating album that will thrill and chill you to the bone! The haunting lyrics and rocking sounds of this wonderful band will really get you going. Their second album, ''Human Clay'', went diamond after selling over 10 million copies, and Creed's hit single ''My Sacrifice'' is bound to go at least platinum. ''Weathered'' is a VERY enjoyable won't be sorry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed makes more original music in this release that will not disappoint. A must for any Creed or Rock fan. Stapp's voice, unlike other so-called Rock bands, is quite unique. (and what he meant to say was that his favorite is ''Pity for a Dime'' from the My Own Prison release)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Weathered is Creed's third album since their first, My Own Prison. The songs, including My Sacrifice, are beautifully written and well played. Many of the songs on this album are hard like Bullets and Freedom Fighter. Others, such as Lullaby and Don't Stop Dancing are soft. While My Sacrifice is a very well-known Creed song off this album, you may like other songs if you listen long enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definately Creed's best album yet, continuing to best their previous efforts. Epic songs and heavy tunes highlight this latest offering. Only downside is a couple songs are androgenous and boring - but that's no different then any previous Creed album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is definitely worth listening to. The songs are easy to relate to and brutally honest, showing a progression of emotions from beginning to end. My favorites are "One last Breath," "Don't stop dancing," "Stand here with me," and "Hide."
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed is putting up the big guns, and showing no mercy. From the opening track ''Bullets'' to the radio smash ''My Sacrifice'' this album does nothing but one thing, Showing the talent of one of the best rock bands in the world!'' Songs of great note that should not be missed include ''Who's got my back?'' (track 3) a powerful piece questioning truth. Make sure you also get listens into ''Signs, Stand Here With Me'', and ''Lullaby.'' A great album showing you the true style, grace, and uniqueness of Creed. Weathered does not disappoint!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best album that creed has put out. The songs on the CD are the kind that really make you listen, just to get the deeper meaning of the lyrics. The songs are mostly about real life experiences. The songs have hit home for me and most likely alot of other people like me. This CD would make a really good present to any person that tends to take things very literal, and likes to evaluate what people are saying. This CD is a good choice to settle down to and just relax, it's calming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed has always been an awesome band with a sound all their own and lyrics that reflect their passion. The cool thing about them is that each album they come out with is neither better or worse. It's just equally as great compared to the last album. Like the headline, Weathered is also in its own category. I call it ''Hard and Bombastic''. The first track says it all. Bullets opens with a raging guitar riff that reminds me of something from A Perfect Circle or Rage Against The Machine. Then it has its hard yet soft undertoned rock like the new single, My Sacrifice which sounds like Higher Part 2 honestly but I think even more in-depth lyrics. Then you have the enchanting and roaring, Who's Got My Back? Overall, the album is awesome but some of the songs aren't as easy to listen to. I think Freedom Fighter has some of the best lyrics but not the greatest music. And it's a little repetitive sometimes but that was like their other albums too. Still, Creed brought us another winner. Weathered stands alone though with Human Clay alone and My Own Prison as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the worst Creed album so far. But don't misquote me, there are some good songs but it's an album with the weakest ending in the history of music. Pat Boone could have written a better album closer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed is the best rock band ever. This album proves it. Once you buy this album though, you have to buy them all! After you see them live this is yet even better
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE Creed. Finally, a band that has something to say that is NOT depressing. I have all 3 CDs, and they just keep getting better! I love ''Hide'', ''Who's Got My Back''. ''Freedom Fighter'' couldn't come out at a better time, and ''Bullets'' Sends a VERY powerful message. I actually love all of the songs, but those are probably my favorites. ''Weathered'' is the best, so far! You out-did yourselves, again, guys!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have only heard the one song My Sacrifice and already I know that this will certainly be as good if not better than they're previous releases. I can hardly wait for weathered to go on the market as I will be one of the first in line to purchase it. Creed is the UlTIMATE!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
You really cant ask for much better if you are really into epic. Creed takes you on a mindscape's journey from a medieval romanticized sound on through to the 25th century. ''One Last Breath'' is totally epic and this kind of music hasnt touched me so deeply in this way since Sting's ''Russia''. Hail Creed!